Repurposed Textile Gifts


By Judith on November 11, 2020
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A good friend of mine recently moved into a long awaited new home.

This friend is my equal with regards to her love of repurosing textiles, especially vintage sheets and denim!

So I slipped into my happy place and made her a few items for her new home!

 

Denim Coasters:

 

Denim Coasters

 

These are ‘Quilt As You Go’ coasters, quilting each little piece of denim on to wadding before the next is added.

 

Denim Coasters

 

Approximately 5.5″ in diameter (including binding) they are a substantial and durable coaster, plenty of room for any size mug!

 

Denim Coasters

 

I love how robust denim is, for both using and washing, and I wanted to get a patterned bias binding to add a decorative touch!

I deliberated over various coloured and floral bindings in my stash, feeling that none of them were quite right (too floral, too bright, too girly, too light etc.!!!).

 

Denim Coasters

 

So I went to my local haberdashers with navy in mind and was delighted to find a stretch knit bias, subtely patterned and a dream to attach.

 

Denim Coasters

 

Now that the coasters have been received my friend told me they perfectly co-ordinate with the blues in their kitchen! Yay!

 

Vintage Sheets Basket:

My friend entrusted me to ‘look after’ her vintage sheets collection while she was travelling for a year!

 

Vintage Sheets Basket

 

So I felt it was time to return some of her collection to her in the form of a cute storage basket for her craft room.

 

Vintage Sheets Basket

 

I used my Selvedge Basket design and again used a ‘Quilt As You Go’ technique to sew strips onto heavy sew-in interfacing, incorporating some of my own vintage sheets with my friend’s.

 

Vintage Sheets Basket

 

These gifts were delivered by post, so I only included some of my friend’s vintage sheets collection.  But one day I will reunite her with the rest, and I hope they will inspire her to return to sewing when she is settled in!

 

Vintage Sheets Basket

 

There are a few more denim projects on the sewing table at the moment too (shhhh, it’s a secret!)  which I hope I’ll be able to show you soon!

 

Happy sewing!

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